Full name: Erwin Kern
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: August 23, 1888 in Ferrette, Haut-Rhin, France
Died: March 20, 1963 in Schönau im Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: TSV 1860 München, München (GER)
Sprinter Erwin Kern was eliminated in the semifinals of the 100 at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. In the semifinal the 4x100 relay, with Otto Röhr, Max Herrmann, and Richard Rau, set a world record of 42.3, but they were disqualified in the final due to a faulty baton pass. Kern set a world record in the 100 in 1912 with 10.5. One year later he won national titles in the 100 and 200.
Kern became Hanns-Braun-Gedächtnispreisträger in 1924. From 1923-38 he was president of the Track & Field Association of Oberrhein. Kern later bought a pharmacy in Schönau, in the Black Forest, and owned it until his death of a heart attack in 1963.
Personal Best\: 100 – 10.5 (1912).
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Germany||GER||4 h1 r2/3|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||Germany||GER||AC|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||4|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Fifteen||2||QU|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Germany||GER||Semi-Finals||Heat Three||1||QU/WR||42.3|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat Five||1||QU/=OR||43.6|